Meet Karen Pinkos, City Manager
Karen Pinkos is the City Manager for the City of El Cerrito. As the City Manager, Karen serves as the City's chief executive officer, and is responsible for the management of all affairs and departments operating within the City. Karen is committed to the mission, vision, and values of El Cerrito, and works with the City Council to turn policies into results for the residents, businesses, and visitors of our community.
Karen served as the 2019 President of the (ICMA), having previously served as a Vice President of the is the Past President of the for the West Coast Region, and Board, the state affiliate of ICMA. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and a Fellow of the ICMA/Kettering Foundation/National Civic League Leadership Institute on Race, Equity, and Inclusion. Karen has also previously served as an Executive Officer of the as the At-Large Representative for Northern California cities under 100,000 population. She is an , an , and a life member of the (MMANC). Karen is a recipient of the 2007 MMANC Wes McClure Outstanding Assistant Award, the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC) 2021 President's Award, and the California Women Leading Government (WLG) 2022 Career Excellence Award.
Karen holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from in Rochester, Michigan, and is a graduate of the at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is also a graduate of the program.
Karen is on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat as @kepinkos, and is on LinkedIn. Her email is email@example.com.